[jdev] Transparent resources and protocol translation

Sergey Dobrov binary at jrudevels.org
Fri Dec 28 04:19:09 UTC 2012

Why not metacontacts here?

Stefan de Konink <stefan at konink.de> wrote:

>Currently a lot of transports are available which provide a subdomain
>and a new XMPP "compatible" jid which is build out of
>old_protocol_uri at transport_subdomain.
>In clients such as Pidgin it is possible to group contacts which have
>the same physical identy. Similar to the resource system in XMPP, Pidgin
>offers to fallback on a different technology if the user becomes
>unavailable on either of the grouped accounts.
>Given that this fallback is what we actually want to see happening I
>wonder if any thought has been given on "automatic accountgrouping" or
>registering a different account as a specific resource of a user. The
>latter is currently - to my knowledge - not able to be achieved using
>current XEPs other than having a specific transport 'call in' as Jabber
>client opposed to being component. Other solutions like proprietary
>extensions fake client connectivity.
>I would like to hear some thoughts on the goal of registering
>transparent accounts, independent of technology. For example:
>user at domain/pidgin, user at domain/msn, user at domain/sip.
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